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Mediterranean Scallops

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Mediterranean Scallops

Scallops are one of my favorite types of fish.  They are mild, quick to cook and for some reason feel a little fancier to me.  They require little to no effort but I always feel like I’m getting a restaurant meal at-home when I serve scallops.

This dish is no exception.  Start to finish it takes 10 minutes tops and yet it has complex and balanced flavors.  I love Mediterranean cooking because it implies light and fresh ingredients with simple herbs and spices.

If you’re not a scallop fine you can easily swap that with shrimp.

 

Mediterranean Scallops

1 red bell pepper

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp chopped garlic

6 plum tomatoes cut into ½ inch cubes

6 large green olives, pitted and chopped coarsely

4 tbsp drained capers

1 tsp chopped fresh thyme

pinch of salt and pepper

2-3 scallops/person depending on size


  1. Core and remove the seeds from the red pepper.  Cut into Julienne strips (thin, long and even strips)
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet.  Add the garlic and cook briefly.  Add the red pepper, plum tomatoes, olives, capers, thyme, salt and pepper.  Cook, stirring for about 5 minutes and remove from the heat.
  3. Heat another skillet on high with olive oil.  To ensure the pan is hot, splash a drop of water on the surface.  If it sizzles, it is hot enough.  Cook the scallops 1-2 minutes per side depending on size.
  4. Serve the scallops on top of the tomato and pepper mixture

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Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

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Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

Recently I’ve been on a major Mediterranean kick; Mediterranean Orzo Salad, Tuna Salad and my new favorite- Mediterranean Turkey Burgers.  I’m sure my boyfriend will get sick of it soon since I seem to be incorporating it into every meal- but until then, I’m sticking with it! 

These flavors shout summer and I’m always looking for a light and easy meal in the hot summer months.   As much as I love cooking, I don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen when its 95 degrees outside.  This recipe is super fast and in no time you will have thrown together a delicious meal and can resume to posting up by the air conditioner.

 

Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

 1 Package organic and cage free ground turkey

5 Sundried Tomatoes

¼ cup Kalamata Olives

2 Celery Stalks

3 Scallions

½ tbsn Garlic Powder

1 tspn salt and pepper

1 Lemon

 

  1. If using an outdoor- preheat the grill.  I use a grill pan at home and spray with olive oil
  2. Chop the sundried tomatoes, olives, celery talks and scallions into small bite sized pieces
  3. Mix the chopped veg with the ground turkey
  4. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon
  5. Add garlic powder, salt and pepper
  6. Mix to combine
  7. Form individual burgers in desired size.
  8. Grill (outside or on pan) for 4-6 minutes per side on medium high heat (time will vary on burger size)

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